On the season, Brady Skjei is averaging 20:16 per game and has 2 goals, 6 assists, 40 blocked shots, 36 hits and five of his eight points have been part of the game winning goal. (NYR Game N0tes)
In the three games that Ryan McDonagh has been out of the lineup, Skjei played:
- 20:35 against Carolina
- 22:16 against Detroit
- 27:49 against Vancouver
The 27:49 on Sunday was a single game career high and Skjei led the Rangers in ice time the past two games.
Larry Brooks wrote about Skjei over the weekend and quoted Vegas GM George McPhee aying that he liked how Skjei carries himself on the ice and his presence.
McPhee told Brooks that he felt Skjei plays with a chip on his shoulder and with a little bit of cockiness.
Skjei had the primary assist on Mats Zuccarello's OT winner last Friday and said that his focus in OT is to play defense but also to "try to make something happen if the chance is there." (NY Post)
Skjei is an RFA after the season.